And Party Every Day

  • by Larry Harris, Curt Gooch, Jeff Suhs
  • Narrated by Larry Harris
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now it can be told! The true, behind-the-scenes story of Casablanca Records, from an eyewitness to the excess and insanity. Casablanca was not a product of the 1970s, it was the 1970s. From 1974 to 1980, the landscape of American culture was a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and no person or company in that era was more emblematic of the times than Casablanca Records and its magnetic founder, Neil Bogart. From his daring first signing of Kiss, through the discovery and superstardom of Donna Summer, Village People, and funk master George Clinton and his circus of freaks—Parliament-Funkadelic—to the descent into the manic world of disco, this book charts Bogart’s meteoric success and eventual collapse under the weight of uncontrolled ego and hype. It is a compelling tale of ambition, greed, excess, and some of the era’s biggest music acts.


What the Critics Say

“The book contains detailed evidence of the chaotic manipulation of the music charts in the wild days before computer scanning. This fell mostly under Harris’ purview, and he offers fascinating insight on what these legendary ‘promo men’ did back in the day.” (L.A. Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A great historical story

This should be curriculum for music schools and start up record labels. Great book from start to finish.
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- William

Exclusive information about Casablanca records

If you could sum up And Party Every Day in three words, what would they be?

Party Every Day

What other book might you compare And Party Every Day to and why?

Nothing to Lose: The Making of KISS, they both tell the story of successful entrepreneurship in the music business.

Which character – as performed by Larry Harris – was your favorite?

Himself - As it was the only character he performed.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yeah, it made me laugh several times, especially when he mentioned how ugly the original KISS members were without makeup.

Any additional comments?

The first chapters are a little boring, but it gets interesting once he gets past his early like and start talking about Casablanca records.

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- montecarlostar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.